The F.I.R.E. Leadership Academy teaches and trains activists, volunteers, and other interested individuals the skills necessary to educate voters, mobilize communities, and build power for their causes. As a learning community, we not only teach theory, but we put it into practice during each training as well as provide action opportunities in between trainings through local, state, and national initiatives
Politics and Potluck
Cesar Chavez said, "If you really want to make a friend... eat with him." Politics and Potluck allows participants to delve deep into issues while building strong relationships that matter in our community. We'll provide the discussion topics, you bring your voice and a dish to share.
Know Your Rights Series
The Know Your Rights Series (KYRS) is a free educational tool for the public which is designed to help community members gain further understanding of your civil, social, voting, and labor rights. It is our hope that you will leave each workshop feeling empowered to take action if you are ever concerned that your rights may have been violated. Our first series covered: (1) Your Rights When Interacting With Law Enforcement, (2) How to Take Action on Community Concerns You Care About, (3) Your Rights as a Tenant, (4) Understanding Immigration Rights, and (5) Your Voting Rights.
Without a movement powerful enough to win bold solutions to the climate crisis, over the coming years, we all will increasingly bear the brunt of the greatest man-made disaster the world has ever known. Each day brings a devastating new story of climate change’s impact as we’ve already seen in our own communities in New Orleans, New York City, the Central Valley and beyond. These impacts will only intensify as time goes on. We must work together to build power and leadership on climate change to lessen the impact. Join FIRE to work in coalition with the Orlando Climate Movement on this urgent issue facing all of us.
The Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment (F.I.R.E.) has developed a strategy to advance pro-women and pro-family policies through a non-partisan public education campaign aimed at increasing informed civic participation and engagement among women. The goal of this plan is to create lasting change through strategic, long-term capacity building by which we will build an organized constituency of women to demand better economic conditions and opportunities.